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  • Undergraduate Degrees

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      Minimum required: 120 semester hours

      General requirements (43 hours): General education core curriculum components must be completed.  These requirements can be found in the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Catalog.  Voice Performance Majors are encouraged to take DAN 1160, 1161, 1170, 1171, 1180, 1181, 1190, and/or 1191, or PFW 1155b-e.

      A. Music Core Requirements (22 hours)

      • Departmental Recital (MU 1000-3000) - six semesters
      • Introduction to Music Technology (MU 1150)
      • Aural Learning I-IV (MU 1210, MU 1212, MU 2260, MU 2262)
      • Music Theory I-IV (MU 1211, MU 1213, MU 2261, MU 2263)
      • Writing About Music (MU 2104)
      • Survey of Music Literature (MU 2303)
      • Fundamentals of Conducting (MU 3207)

      B. Performance Area Requirements (25 hours)

      • Applied Lessons (MUSP) - 2 credit hours each for 8 semesters
      • Major Ensemble (MUSE) - 1 credit hour for 8 semesters (see Music Student Handbook for specific ensemble requirements based on concentrations)
      • Only one major ensemble per semester will be applied towards the degree requirements
      • Junior Recital (MU 3050)
      • Senior Recital (MU 4050)
      • Senior Research Project (MU 4185)

      C. Additional Requirements for Vocal Performance Concentration

      • History and Analysis of Music (MU 3315, MU 3316)
      • Secondary Instrument (MUSP 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, or 4 credit hours of MUSP)
      • Acting (TH 1351, 1352)
      • Opera Workshop (MUSE 3106) – two semesters
      • Fundamentals of Diction in Singing (MU 2141, MU 2142) 
      • Topics in Performance Pedagogy (MU 4255)
      • Topics in Performance Literature (MU 4256) – two semesters/topics
      • Beginning French, German or Italian I (FR, GER, or ITAL 1410)
      • Foreign language proficiency in French, German, or Italian

      [Note: Proof of proficiency of beginner level II determined by Texas State Department of Modern Languages]

      D. Special Degree Requirements 

    • Click here for the official TxState Catalog entry.

      Minimum required: 120 semester hours

      General requirements (43 hours): General education core curriculum components must be completed.  These requirements can be found in the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

      A. Music Core Requirements (45 hours)

      • Departmental Recital (MU 1000-3000) - six semesters
      • Aural Learning I-IV (MU 1210, MU 1212, MU 2260, 2262)
      • Music Theory I-IV (MU 1211, MU 1213, MU 2261, MU 2263)
      • Survey of Music Literature (MU 2303)
      • History and Analysis of Music I and II (MU 3315, MU 3316)
      • MUSP Applied Lessons (two semester credit hours each) – four semesters
      • Secondary Instrument (MUSP 1135, 1136)
      • MUSE Major Ensemble (one semester credit hour each) - four semesters
      • Music Electives (six semester credit hours at 3000 level or higher)

      B. Additional Bachelor of Arts Requirements (12 hours)

      • Modern Language (must be at the 2310 and 2320 levels) – two semesters
      • English Literature (three semester credit hours)
      • Math, Natural Science, Logic or Computer Science (three semester credit hours)

       
      C. Requirements for the Minor and Electives (20 hours)

      • Courses for the minor (number of hours varies depending on minor chosen; 18 - 21 hours)
      • Advanced non-music electives (hours vary)
      • Electives hours can be used to complete the 120 hour and/or 36 advanced hour minimum requirements.

      D. Special Degree Requirements 

       

    • Click here for the official TxState Catalog entry.

      Minimum required: 120 semester hours

      General requirements (46 hours): General education core curriculum components must be completed.  These requirements can be found in the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Catalog.  Note: the SRT program has specific General Education Core Curriculum Requirements in math and science. They must take:
      MATH Component: Pre-Calculus (MATH 2417)
      SCIENCE Component: General Physics I and II (PHYS 1315/1115, 1325/1125)

      A. Music Core Requirements (29 hours)

      • Aural Learning I-III (MU 1210, MU 1212, MU 2260)
      • Music Theory I-III (MU 1211, MU 1213, MU 2261)
      • Survey of Music Literature (MU 2303)Piano Techniques I &  II (MUSP 1135, 1136)MUSP Applied Lessons (two hours each) – four semesters
      • MUSE Music Ensemble (one hour each) – four semesters

      B. Sound Recording Technology Requirements (30 hours)

      • Recording Practicum I-VIII (MU 1180, 1182, 2180, 2182, 3180, 3182, 4180, 4182)
      • Recording Industry Operations I and II (MU 3381, MU 3382)
      • Audio Technology: Microphones and Mixing Techniques (MU 3383)
      • Audio Recording Techniques (MU 3384)
      • Advanced Audio Recording Techniques (MU 4385)
      • MIDI I-IV (MUSP 2191, 2192, 3191, 3192)
      • Internship (MU 4386)

      C. Support Courses and Minor in Technology courses (15 hours)

      • Musical Acoustics (PHYS 3301)
      • Electricity/Electronics Fundamentals (TECH 2370)
      • Audio Frequency Communications (TECH 3370)
      • Electronic Instrumentation (TECH 4372)
      • Digital Electronics (TECH 4374)

      D. Special Degree Requirements

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      Minimum required: 20 addition semester hours

      • 2 Credits of MUSE 3107 - Opera Theatre¹
      • 3 Credits of TH 1365 - Intermediate Acting
      • 3 Credits of TH 2330 - Stagecraft and Stage Lighting
      • 3 Credits of TH 3360 - Beginning Stage Combat
      • 2 Semesters of MUSE 3026 (zero credit) - Student Chamber Music

      Choose ONE of the following (4 credits)²:

      • FR 1410 - Beginning French I
      • GER 1410 - Beginning German I
      • ITAL 1410 - Beginning Italian I

      Choose TWO of the following (2 credits):

      • DAN 1160 - Beginning Jazz
      • DAN 2161 - Intermediate Jazz³
      • DAN 1170 - Beginning Recreational Dance
      • DAN 1180 - Beginning Ballet
      • DAN 2181 - Intermediate Ballet³
      • DAN 1190 - Beginning Modern Dance
      • DAN 2191 - Intermediate Modern Dance³
      • PFW 1155B - Beginning Fencing
      • PFW 1155C - Intermediate Fencing
      • PFW 1155D - Advanced Fencing
      • PFW 1155E - Fencing - Epee

      Choose ONE of the following (3 credits):

      • TH 3330 - Advanced Stagecraft
      • TH 3343 - Stage Makeup
      • TH 3344 - Costume Construction
      • TH 3338 - Stage Lighting
      • TH 4334 - Stage Management

      Note:

      • ¹Two semesters of this one credit course are required to complete this minor
      • ²The language requirement for the Opera Minor is separate from, and in addition to, the requirement found in the BM - Voice Performance Major degree program.
      • ³The student must make an "A" in the beginning level course to be allowed to register for the intermediate level course.
  • Graduate Degrees

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      Minimum required: 36 semester hours

      Diagnostic exams: students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship. Students who score less than 70% on the music history placement test will take MU 5330A History and Analysis in Music in addition to the degree requirements listed below. Students who score less than 80% on the Diction Placement exam will take MU 2141 Diction in Singing I and MU 2142 Diction in Singing II.

      Languages: One year each of TWO of the standard singing languages (French, German, and Italian) at the college level or proof of language proficiency at the Beginner Level II (1420) as determined by the Texas State Department of Modern Languages.

      A. Core Studies (12 credits)

      • MU5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
      • Two Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360)
      • MU5350 Musical Styles

      B. Major Field (12 credits):

      • 8 credits of Applied Voice
      • MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital
      • 3 credits of Opera Theatre - MUSE 5106

      C. Electives (12 credits):

      • Up to 3 additional credits of Applied Voice
      • Up to 3 additional credits of Ensembles
      • Up to 3 credits of Independent Study (MU 5113, MU 5213, MU 5313, MU 5317)
      • MU5327 Advanced Conducting (choral)
      • MU5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
      • MU5365 Computing in Music
      • MU 5323 Vocal Music Education Method
      • MU 5375 Topics in Advanced Music Research and Analysis


      D. Special Degree Requirements

      • 1-Hour Recital
      • Comprehensive Oral Exam
    • Click here for the official TxState Catalog entry.

      Minimum required: 36 semester hours

      Diagnostic exams: students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship. Students who score less than 70% on the music history placement test will take MU 5330A History and Analysis in Music in addition to the degree requirements listed below. Students who score less than 80% on the Diction Placement exam will take MU 2141 Diction in Singing I and MU 2142 Diction in Singing II.

      Languages: One year each of TWO of the standard singing languages (French, German, and Italian) at the college level or proof of language proficiency at the Beginner Level II (1420) as determined by the Texas State Department of Modern Languages.

      A. Core Studies (12 credits)

      • MU5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
      • Two Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360)
      • MU5350 Musical Styles

      B. Major Field (12 credits):

      • 8 credits of Applied Voice
      • MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital
      • 6 credits of Pedagogy Courses (MU 5331, MU 5332)
      • MU 5364 Intelligent Music Teaching

      C. Electives (12 credits):

      • Up to 3 additional credits of Applied Voice
      • Up to 3 additional credits of MUSE 5107
      • Up to 3 credits of Independent Study (MU 5113, MU 5213, MU 5313, MU 5317)
      • MU5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
      • MU 5329 Psychology of Music


      D. Special Degree Requirements

      • 1-Hour Recital
      • Comprehensive Oral Exam
    • Click here for the official TxState Catalog entry.

      Minimum required: 36 semester hours

      Diagnostic exams: students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship. Students who score less than 70% on the music history placement test will take MU 5330A History and Analysis in Music in addition to the degree requirements listed below. 

      A. Core Studies (12 credits)

      • MU5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
      • Two Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360)
      • MU5350 Musical Styles

      B. Major Field (12 credits):MU 5329 Psychology of Music

      • MU 5325 Research in Music Education I
      • MU 5328 Foundations of Music Education
      • MUSP 5337 Advanced Conducting

       
      C. Music Education Project (3 credits)

      • Concurrent enrollment in Research II (recommended) or other 3-credit course as approved by MUED faculty

      D. Electives (9 credits):
        Music Education Electives (3 credits)

      • MU 5136 Special Topic Workshops (three courses, each is a 1-week-long workshop)
      • MU 5355 Pedagogy of Music Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
      • MU 5365 Computing in Music
      • MU 5326 Research in Music Education II

        Techniques Electives (6 credits)

      • MU 5323 Vocal Music Education Methods
      • MU 5353 Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
      • 3 credits of applied performance lessons


      E. Special Degree Requirements

      • Comprehensive Oral Exam

Complete Official Catalogs

Undergraduate Music Catalog

Graduate Music Catalog

These catalog links will list all School of Music degrees offered and the courses available (with descriptions).